(Note: On Tuesday afternoon, the NIAA confirmed the point totals and league assignments first reported by the Review-Journal and Nevadapreps.com on Monday. The final numbers below are official.)
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association uses the Nevada Rubric to determine alignment for Division I and Division I-A schools in Southern Nevada.
The rubric takes into account schools’ finishes in 20 sports in each of two seasons and assigns point values to those finishes. The point totals are used in a two-year cycle to determine the next two years’ alignment.
The next realignment will occur at the conclusion of this school year and will be effective for the 2014-15 season.
The NIAA’s Board of Control in April approved the movement of as many as two schools from the Division I Sunset Region and two schools from the Division I Sunrise Region to move to Division I-A. Division I schools with fewer than 15 points in the rubric are subject to moving to Division I-A. If more than two schools have fewer than 15 points, the two schools with the fewest points would move and the remaining schools would stay in Division I.
In Division I-A, schools with more than 149 points are subject to move to Division I. Five schools (Boulder City, Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley, Faith Lutheran and Pahrump Valley) have the option to remain in Division I-A because of lower enrollment numbers.
Schools that remain in Division I will be realigned into leagues within their region with the teams finishing No. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 (if 11 teams remain) in their region in the rubric in one league, and the schools finishing Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 (if 12 teams remain) in the other league. Division I-A schools are divided simply into a Sunrise and Sunset League.
Below are the final standings in the rubric and the realigned leagues for the next two seasons. Rubric numbers and league assigments were confirmed by the NIAA on Tuesday afternoon.
Final point totals:
Sunrise Region: Coronado 232, Liberty 215, Green Valley 174, Canyon Springs 90, Foothill 81, Las Vegas 50, Basic 33, Silverado 28, Rancho 19, Valley 19, Eldorado 15, x-Del Sol 0
Sunset Region: Bishop Gorman 441, Centennial 273, Palo Verde 212, Arbor View 97, Shadow Ridge 35, Cimarron-Memorial 32, Legacy 29, Bonanza 25, Durango 19, Desert Oasis 16, x-Spring Valley 11, x-Sierra Vista 7
Division I-A Southern Region: Faith Lutheran 383, Boulder City 200, Clark 124, Moapa Valley 123, Desert Pines 95, Chaparral 91, Cheyenne 64, Pahrump Valley 60, Mojave 55, Tech 49, Virgin Valley 24, Sunrise Mountain 13, Western 10
x-School will move to Division I-A.
2014-15 and 2015-16 Division I Leagues:
|Arbor View||Palo Verde||Canyon Springs||Green Valley|
|Cimarron||Shadow Ridge||Las Vegas||Foothill|
2014-15 and 2015-16 Division I-A Leagues:
|Faith Lutheran||Del Sol|
|Sierra Vista||Sunrise Mountain|